Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Sydney. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Sydney and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Sydney, Australia insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.
Meet a Local Host® in Sydney
I love sharing my "insider knowledge", the cultural idiosyncrasies, history and people, as well as the landscape, plants and animals we encounter. I hope this extra knowledge allows guests to appreciate their destination on a deeper level, and leave feeling they were honorary locals for a little while!
Catch the ferry from Circular Quay to this iconic Sydney beach. Stroll through the corso while enjoying an ice-cream or treat yourself to a beer at the Hotel Steyne overlooking the ocean. You may wish to walk along the beachfront to Little Manly Beach.
Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge
Enjoy spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the city surrounds as you take an easy stroll across the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and back.
Queen Victoria Building and Strand Arcade
These shopping arcades are both architectural beauties in their own right. Even if you aren’t interested in shopping, they are worth a glimpse.
Clifftop Coastal Walk
This walk hugs the coastline from Bondi to Coogee and is 6 kms in length. Walk all or part of it for amazing views and perhaps stop for a swim at one of the beaches along the way.
Altmann & Cherny Opal Store
Located on Pitt St. at Circular Quay, this family-owned and operated business offers an impressive range of opal jewelry.
If you want to bring home inexpensive, kitschy souvenirs, this Chinatown market is the place. Kangaroo oven mitts and Opera House shot glasses abound. Note: Paddy's Market is not open on Monday's and Tuesday's.
Museum of Contemporary Art
Stroll the MCA and experience the work of today’s artists from across Australia and around the world on your own or take part in one of the free daily guided tours. Getting hungry? Stop at the MCA Cafe on Level 4 for spectacular harbor views, site-specific art and a fresh daily menu. On Thursdays, make sure to check out their contemporary art after dark when the galleries, Cafe and Store are all open until 9pm.
Sydney Opera Bar
Found at the water’s edge of the Sydney Harbour and base of the famous Sydney Opera House, the Opera Bar promises an experience to remember. Toast to unforgettable views, new friends and new experiences in the afternoon sun.
Explore The Rocks
Get a sense of Sydney's past exploring The Rocks' cobbled laneways, cozy cafés and oldest pubs in the country. Major highlights within this area are: Sydney Observatory, Argyle Gallery, Cadman's Cottage, Sydney Theatre Company, Lord Nelson Brewery and The Rocks Markets where Sydneysiders flock to on Fridays and over the weekend.
Island hopping on Sydney Harbour
Sydney Harbour Islands Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo are among some of Sydney's most popular natural attractions. Catch one of the regular ferry services from Circular Quay during summer and take in the sparkling scenery.
Thai Town, located in Haymarket on Campbell Street bordering Chinatown, is a neighborhood in Sydney with a Thai theme. While not as elaborate as Sydney's Chinatown, it has quickly become to best place to go in Sydney for great Thai Restaurants as well as Thai grocery stores.